SALEM — State officials say the next kicker refund for Oregon taxpayers will be the largest in state history.

SALEM — State officials say the next kicker refund for Oregon taxpayers will be the largest in state history.

The refunds to individual taxpayers are expected to total more than $1 billion, or about 20 percent of their taxes. The checks are to be mailed in December.

Officials said today the median refund would be $297.

State law calls for refunds to be kicked back to individual taxpayers when collections are more than 2 percent above projections.

— The Associated Press